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Alfred Donovan Keyes
July 3, 1944 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Alfred Keyes passed away at the Camrose hospital on the 19th of August, 2023, at the age of 79, with Lynn and Brent at his side.
Alfred was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on July 3rd, 1944, and grew up on the family farm near Bow Island, Alberta.
He joined the army at the age of 17 and served for 29 years with postings in Wainwright, Shilo, Kapaskasing, Moose Jaw, Inuvik, Oromocto, and Calgary. After leaving the military he worked for a few years at PCL construction and ID foods. Alfred was married to Lynn Rodgers on the 15th of July, 1967.
He is survived by his wife Lynn and son, Brent;brother, Jerry Keyes; sister, Judith Keyes, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Norman in 2021; sister, Shirley in 2023 and sister, Florence in 2004.
Alfred will be remembered for his sociable nature, sense of humor, and his kind and caring ways. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Special thanks to Dr. Minter and the wonderful staff at the St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose. The Chaplain and the mental health nurse, Tonya, were incredible.
Funeral Services will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5)